Hoërskool Monument

Hoërskool Monument (Afrikaans: "Monument High School"; also known by the nickname Monnas) is a parallel medium (formerly purely Afrikaans medium) high school situated in Krugersdorp, Gauteng, South Africa.

Hoërskool Monument
Address
Blommenstein Street

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Coordinates26°05′32″S 27°46′33″E / 26.09213°S 27.77581°E / -26.09213; 27.77581Coordinates: 26°05′32″S 27°46′33″E / 26.09213°S 27.77581°E / -26.09213; 27.77581
Information
TypePublic & Boarding
MottoLiewer slyt as roes
(It’s better to wear out than rust out)
Religious affiliation(s)Christianity
Established1 February 1921; 101 years ago (1921-02-01)[1]
School districtDistrict 5
PrincipalMr Calitz [1]
Staff100 full-time
Grades8–12
GenderBoys & Girls
Age14 to 18
Number of students1,600 pupils
Language
Schedule 07:30 - 14:00
CampusUrban Campus
Campus typeSuburban
Colour(s)  Blue
  Gold
  Brown
NicknameMonnas
Rivals
Accreditation Gauteng Department of Education
Alumni Old Monnas
Websitewww.monnas.co.za

The school is considered one of the top rugby schools in South Africa and consistently rank amongst the country's top 10 teams in the South African schools unofficial rugby rankings. The first team rugby squad is known as the Wit Bulle (which translates as the White Bulls in English). The cultural activities offered by the school include choir, debate, public speaking, Junior United Nations, Miss Monnas, orators, and revue. The school also offers sports facilities for the following sports: athletics, golf, hockey, cricket, cross country, netball, rugby, chess, swimming, tennis and jukskei.

Notable alumni include former president and Nobel Prize laureate F. W. de Klerk along with numerous current and former Springbok and International rugby players.

HistoryEdit

Monument High School was established on 1 February 1921 as an Afrikaans medium secondary school. Current student enrollment is in excess of 2000 pupils.[1]

SportsEdit

RugbyEdit

1st TeamEdit

The 'Wit Bulle' was founded by GW.Jorgenson in 1980

  • Winner of Administrator, Directors and Beeld trophy 9 times: (1953, 1979, 1980,1984, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2017 and 2018)[2][3]
  • Won National Media 24 competition in 2003[2][3]
  • Transvaal / Golden Lions 1st team Macro Schools Competition champs for 25 years[2][3]
  • Nupower/ Tuks University 1st team winners in 2009, 2010, 2016, 2017 and 2018[2][3]

Notable alumniEdit

See also Category:Alumni of Monument High School

PoliticsEdit

SportsEdit

The following alumni from Monument High School have played for the South Africa national rugby union team:

The following alumni from Monument High School have played for other International rugby union teams:

In addition to the school's international success, Monument High School is one of the top producers of professional rugby players in South Africa, alongside other elite rugby schools like Grey College, Paul Roos Gymnasium, Bishops College and Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool[4]

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